12 Boats and over 90 OCSC Members and friends have returned from 2 weeks of sailing the beautiful Turquoise Coast. The sailing, people and food were as good as advertised, quite possibly better. The trip was led by Anthony Sandberg, OCSC Founder and President, marking his 56th international sailing trip. With all those trips all over the World, Anthony assured us that Turkey was by far his favorite. After spending 2 weeks there, it’s not difficult to see why. Here’s a photo essay of some of the highlights!
Joe outfitting the boat with American and OCSC SAILING flags as we loaded on the provisions in Orhaniye. Photo Credit: Meg Wilkinson
Kate climbs to the ruins and Turkish flag in Bozuk Buku. Photo Credit: Joe Fitzgerald
Mediterranean Mooring at My Marina. The space was as tight as it looks, but we made it! It's actually pretty amazing; just when you think you'll never fit, the boats seem to move aside to make space. Photo Credit: Kate Knowles
Kate and Gretchen at one of the many dinners we had at the delicious restaurants we stopped at along the way.
Joe smiles for the camera underwater. The swimming was phenomenal. The water was a perfect temperature to cool off from the warm, 80+ degree, weather we had everyday. The pictures don't do the it justice; the crystal, clear blue water was more vivid in person. Photo Credit: Kate Knowles
Docked in Datcha. Like many stops on the trip, as soon as you were moored, you were steps away from the liveliest sections of the town or city. Fun! Photo Credit: Kate Knowles
A scenic look at Knidos. Incredible ruins located at the tip of the Datcha Peninsula. Photo Credit: Sergio Ponce De Leon
A beach near Datcha. Those were probably the only dark clouds we saw on the entire trip (and they were only out for a few hours!) Photo Credit: Sergio Ponce De Leon
A view of the resort at Ciftlik Buku. This wasn't on the original itinerary, but we were all very glad we stopped to check it out! Photo Credit: Sergio Ponce De Leon
A panoramic view of Bozuk Buku. This secluded bay was not accessable by road. The three restaurants were running of generators and you watched them clean the fish they had caught that day. Delicious! Photo Credit: Sergio Ponce De Leon
Day 2. Cruising out of Selimiye, and headed to the town of Datcha. The beautiful, pine-covered hillsides were the predominant backdrop for the trip. Could be worse! Photo Credit: Sergio Ponce De Leon
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